Center Stage: Corner of Salada and Palmetto Avenues
Saturday, Sept 29, 2018
|11:15 am||Business Casual||A-Cappella, Pop|
|1:00 pm||EllaHarp||Blues, Singer-Songwriter|
|2:45 pm||Green Room Music All Stars||Cover, Rock n' Roll|
|4:30 pm||A.J. Crawdaddy||Blues|
Sunday, Sept 30, 2018
|11:15 am||The Carmen Ratti Band||Blues|
|1:00 pm||James Fraser||Instrumental, Metal|
|2:30 pm||The Salt People||Blues, Drumming|
|4:15 pm||Jinx Jones||Rockabilly, jazz, twang|
Bands and Performances
Business Casual Saturday 11:15 am
Business Casual is a award-winning vocal band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Using only their voices, this young group puts a fresh spin on covers of vintage chart toppers and today’s hits. Winners of the 2018 National Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition.
EllaHarp Saturday 1:00 pm
An instrument like the harp doesn’t exactly inspire imagery of driving bass lines and mainstream appeal, and that’s what Bay Area based harpist, singer/songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, aka EllaHarp is working to change.
Armed with a fresh take on contemporary blues, the musical lineage of composer/arranger Gordon Jenkins, and a unique instrument she designed for the purpose, EllaHarp is taking the harp out of type-cast genre constraints and doing things differently.
Green Room Music All Stars Saturday 2:45 pm
A.J. Crawdaddy Saturday 4:30 pm
Angelo J Rossi, aka “AJ Crawdaddy” is an American Guitarist. Born in Palo Alto, California and a long time Bay Area performing artist, AJ is most well known for his work with the popular Marin based pop group, Pablo Cruise which charted multi-platinum albums, A Place In The Sun and Worlds Away producing hits like, A Place In The Sun, Love Will Find A Way, Watcha Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye), Rio and Cool Love. He is a BMI published writer, A voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy). He also owns and operates the Cave Recording Studio, recording, producing and working with many local Blues artists, Bruce Conte (TOP), Terry Hiatt, Steve Freund, Paula Harris, Terrie Odabi and many others. He has also worked with notable musical luminaries in his vibrant career, Flora Purim, Airto, Jaco Pastorius, Huey Lewis, David Garibaldi, Kid Andersen as well legendary record producers Tom Dowd, Bill Schnee and Jim Gains. His love of music performance is infectious and his presentation of the Blues genre, authentic, energetic and fun for the listener.
The Carmen Ratti Band Sunday 11:15 am
Residing in Pacifica CA since 1991, Carmen has done many aspects of the music world. Recording, Engineering, Producing and Writing, In the recent years Carmen has pursued the joy of live entertainment. 2017 the CR Band is high energy modern blues. Carmen is back by a stable of the best blues / musicians in the SF peninsula
Generations of influences of blues masters, and rock legends are evident with Carmens attack.
James Fraser Sunday 1:00 pm
The Salt People Sunday 2:30 pm
Jinx Jones Sunday 4:15 pm
In Jinx Jones’ impressive musical career he has visited nearly every conceivable style and genre of the electric guitar. From his work with R&B divas, En Vogue to his own acclaimed rockabilly albums, “License to Twang,” and the latest release; “Rumble & Twang,” Jones has always strived to expand the possibilities of the instrument. He accepts every musical challenge head on, always making an impressive statement with his music. The one thing that remains consistent throughout Jones’ multi-stylistic journey is the grace and finesse of his virtuoso playing.